Meet our Apprentices
An apprenticeship enables you to learn as well as earn and gives you an opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on, relevant training.
Find out what it's like being an apprentice at the University of Exeter.
Alannah Hall (IT)
"In comparison to other employers, the University offers the chance of a long term career and they have continuously supported me in developing my skills over the course of the apprenticeship and helped me to achieve above and beyond my potential."
Joshua Everett (IT)
"Getting hands on experience in the workplace was very valuable and the idea of earning an income whilst learning sounded great. The University was right for me as there is a great variety of tasks and there is always something interesting happening due to it being such a large organisation."
Nadia Diaper (Business Admin)
"Doing this apprenticeship has really broadened my horizons and I love it. I was welcomed as part of the team from the offset and I often forget that I am an apprentice because they treat me like any other staff member and trust me to manage important documents.
I feel extremely lucky that I have been given the chance to be a Business Administration Apprentice at the University of Exeter and that I will be walking away with fantastic life experience as well as a qualification! I would whole heartedly advise those looking for education to consider an apprenticeship!"
Georgie Rand (Plumbing and Heating)
"The University apprenticeship for commercial gas is probably one of the most unique in the country, just with the sheer scope of applications, the fact that we’ve ran our own £10 million gas network, we support and manage fixed gas systems for research buildings, gas safety systems, pneumatics, etc. I’m confident that there’s not another job in the country that can offer such a broad scope as Exeter does.
I mostly enjoy working with such friendly and experienced people that are always happy to share their knowledge with me."
Kerrie Gove (Business Admin)
"I’ve felt extremely supported; my line manager has been great in supporting and guiding me through the entire apprenticeship.
The secret to a good apprenticeship is being motivated and willing to learn. It didn’t really feel like I was doing coursework because I was just doing my job.
I now mentor and supervise our current Apprentice and I think that because I’ve been in her position, I know where she is coming from and can help guide her through her apprenticeship."
John Ireland (Plumbing and Heating)
"The work we’ve had to undertake is above and beyond where we should be in our syllabus and skill set – it’s what you would expect of senior craftsmen.
It's a really nice place to work and it’s been a pleasure to come in. I feel more confident in myself and it’s really helped me find career satisfaction."
Abi Burton (Business Admin)
"I enjoy working at the University because I feel like I’m really part of the team. I’ve been made to feel really welcome and can be honest with my colleagues when I need extra support.
I have gained motivation and confidence to aim high.
The apprenticeship has definitely helped me to open all kinds of doors for future careers and has helped me to completely change my career path."
Amelia Ware (Business Admin)
"I was a bit nervous on my first day (who isn’t on a first day) but everyone gave me a warm welcome. I was welcomed by my team leader who I had been talking to since I got the job, and if I had any questions before I started, I had that point of contact. With that, I felt like I knew someone before I had even started, which made me more relaxed coming in to a new team."